Thursday, March 22, 2012

How Epic is Epic? -- Working with "Epic" Storylines

Bobby joined a group of writers for the latest roundtable discussion on Sean Taylor's Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action blog. This week’s topic: How Epic is Epic?
Harry Potter is perhaps one of the most recent breakout hits to be created specifically for a major, multi-book storyline that is categorized by a marketing label that actually (some might say "for once") does a excellent job of defining the scope of the works it promotes -- Epic.

You can't turn around in a bookstore without tripping of any number of multi-volume works, and the trend only seems to be growing and taking up more and more shelf space and online retail bytes.

But what makes a writer want to think beyond the scope of a simple story to create something so grandiose and far-reaching?

Well, you know us here at Bad Girls, Good Guys, and Two-Fisted Action. With our curiosity suitably piqued, we asked a few writers to see what they had to say.

Read Bobby’s thoughts on this topic at http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-epic-is-epic-working-with-epic.html?spref=tw

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